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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Oklahoma

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Henryetta Resident Pleads Guilty To Abusive Sexual Contact Of A Child In Indian Country

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Michael Eco Hutke Haney, age 23, of Henryetta, Oklahoma entered a guilty plea to Attempted Sexual Abuse in Indian Country, Sexual Abuse in Indian Country, and Abusive Sexual contact of a child in Indian Country. Each count is punishable by any period of any term of years of imprisonment or for life, a fine up to $250,000.00, or both.

The Information alleged that on or about January 29, 2017, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Indian Country, the Defendant, an Indian, did knowingly engage and attempt to engage in a sexual act as defined in Title 18, United States Code, Section 2246, to wit: penetration, however slight, between the penis and the anus of C.B., who was, as the defendant well knew, at that time incapable of appraising the nature of the conduct, physically incapable of declining participation in the aforementioned sexual act, and who was physically incapable of communicating unwillingness to engage in the aforementioned sexual act. 

The Information further alleged that on or about January 29, 2017, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Indian Country, the Defendant, an Indian, did knowingly engage and attempt to engage in a sexual act as defined in Title 18, United States Code, Section 2246, to wit: penetration, however slight, of the anal opening by finger of C.B., who was, as the defendant well knew, at that time incapable of appraising the nature of the conduct, physically incapable of declining participation in the aforementioned sexual act, and who was physically incapable of communicating unwillingness to engage in the aforementioned sexual act. 

The Information further alleged that on or about January 29, 2017, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Indian Country, the defendant, an Indian, did knowingly engage in and cause sexual contact as defined in Title 18, United States Code, Section 2246, to-wit: intentionally and directly touching the anus and buttocks of C.B., a person who had not yet attained the age of 12 years, with an intent to abuse, humiliate, harass, degrade, and arouse and gratify the sexual desire of any person. 

The charges arose from an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. 

The Honorable Kimberly E. West, U.S. Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the plea and ordered the completion of a presentence investigation report.

Special Assistant United States Attorney Benjamin D. Traster represented the United States.

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Indian Country Law and Justice
Updated January 28, 2021